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    Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton at the first Presidential debate/Screenshot via youtube.com
    Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton at the first Presidential debate/Screenshot via youtube.com
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    Shimon Peres speaking during an interview at the president’s residence in Jerusalem, April 10, 2013. (Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)
    Shimon Peres speaking during an interview at the president’s residence in Jerusalem, April 10, 2013. (Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)
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    Israel advances to World Baseball Classic for first time after beating Great Britain in the final qualifying round

    Team Israel celebrates after defeating Great Britain in the qualifying tournament championship game in Brooklyn, N.Y., Sept. 25, 2016. (Hillel Kuttler)
    Team Israel celebrates after defeating Great Britain in the qualifying tournament championship game in Brooklyn, N.Y., Sept. 25, 2016. (Hillel Kuttler)
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    Six wines under $40 in time for Rosh Hashana

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    From Woody Allen to Sarah Jessica Parker, 8 ‘Jewish’ shows to watch this fall

    From left: Sarah Jessica Parker, Woody Allen, Rachel Bloom and Jeffrey Tambor all star in fall premieres that Jewish viewers should watch. (Lior Zaltzman)
    From left: Sarah Jessica Parker, Woody Allen, Rachel Bloom and Jeffrey Tambor all star in fall premieres that Jewish viewers should watch. (Lior Zaltzman)

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Friday, September 30, 2016 (All day)

A documentary on the life and times of punk pioneer Danny Fields, from Phi Beta Kappa whiz-kid, to Harvard Law dropout, to the Warhol Silver Factory, to Director of Publicity at Elektra Records and beyond. He worked for the Doors, Lou Reed, Nico and Judy Collins and managed groundbreaking artists like the Stooges, the MC5 and the Ramones.
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Friday, September 30, 2016 (All day)

At the heart of Mick Jackson’s "Denial" is the riveting depiction of a real-life trial in which historian Deborah E. Lipstadt (Rachel Weisz) must defend herself against a libel suit brought by Holocaust denier David Irving in 1996. In writing the screenplay, the celebrated playwright David Hare felt compelled to capture the exact details of the trial, so that Holocaust deniers "couldn’t accuse me of distorting the record."
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Friday, September 30, 2016 - 11:00am to 1:30pm

Prof. Deborah E. Lipstadt (played in the film by Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz) appears after the screening for a Q&A. "Denial" centers on how Lipstadt and her legal team, led by Richard Rampton (two-time Academy Award nominee Tom Wilkinson) proved the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred. 
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Friday, September 30, 2016 - 6:45pm to 7:30pm

A musical Kabbalat Shabbat, singing, great food, drinks, meaningful conversations, spirituality, and a wonderful community of other 20s and 30s. Topic: “Last Chance: Jewish Idea of Redemption”
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Friday, September 30, 2016 - 8:00pm

Kanelos is as likely to mash up fragments of Bach on the piano as he is to sing one of his songs with a guitar stick. Hughes is a Juilliard-trained cellist who fronts the funky band Bottom Heavy and makes music that incorporates classical, jazz and experimental. Catch her before she joins Adele on tour in October.
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Friday, September 30, 2016 - 10:00pm

The Israeli guitarist Yonatan Gat was named “Best Guitarist in New York” by the Village Voice in 2013. He first came to prominence in 2006 as the founder of Monotonix, which was hailed by SPIN as "the most exciting live band in rock’n’roll.” His improvizational music is likely to meld punk, jazz, Middle Eastern and a good dose of psychedelia.
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Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

Join other 20s & 30s for an inspiring, user-friendly, explanatory, no-Hebrew necessary service featuring a sermon by Scholar in Residence Rabbi Dovid Cohen. Topic: “A Psychological Perspective on the High Holidays.”      
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Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 9:45am to 12:45pm

Brighten the weekend of children with disabilities and build their confidence by engaging them in fun, regular exercise. This workout will integrate themed relay races and other movement activities to help these athletes become stronger and healthier. We'll conclude with a short learning and pizza lunch together.
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Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 10:30am to 11:00am

Connect with some fellow Jews, have some free pastries from Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, discuss what’s on your mind. Bring a friend, bring a date, bring an open mind. Today's topic: "Tomorrow’s Rosh Hashanah: Gametime!” with Ruthie Braffman.
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Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 7:30pm

A recording artist praised by Jazzwax as “one of the most exciting new flutist-composers” on the scene, Kriss commands a variety of musical genres with an eclectic style infused with jazz, Latin and Middle Eastern sounds.
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Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 8:00pm

The "piano windet" called the "Easy Rider" of classic Viennese is made up of four wind soloists from German orchestras and one pianist, Thomas Hoppe, devoted to masterpieces for chamber music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven, as well as rarely played compositions from the turn of the 20th century. 
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